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  • Virtual Truck Show 2021 plans announced by DAF

    Virtual Truck Show 2021 plans announced by DAF

    29th April 2021

    The DAF Trucks Virtual Truck Show is returning and will go live over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The news comes as traditional in-person shows continue to be hampered by pandemic restrictions.   Following a successful launch last year DAF…

  • That’s T-Way to do it: Iveco’s new off-road truck breaks cover

    That’s T-Way to do it: Iveco’s new off-road truck breaks cover

    28th April 2021

    An off-road truck has completed Iveco’s heavy vehicle range overhaul. The wraps have been taken off the T-Way, which has been designed for ‘extreme off-road missions’. T-Way takes over where Iveco’s Trakker left off and features a number of upgrades.…

  • Motorway safety pledge on All Lane Running routes

    Motorway safety pledge on All Lane Running routes

    27th April 2021

    Motorway safety on new All Lane Running (ALR) routes is to be improved with new technology put in place. The monitoring system will be able to spot vehicles that have stopped or broken down. Furthermore, all existing ALR motorways will…

  • Cargo theft ‘a big wake up call’ for industry

    Cargo theft ‘a big wake up call’ for industry

    26th April 2021

    Cargo theft is on the increase and truck drivers and transport operators are being urged to be more vigilant.  Recent data from the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has put the size of the problem into context. The association says…

  • Prototype eActros reaches brewery as final destination

    Prototype eActros reaches brewery as final destination

    23rd April 2021

    A prototype eActros, which has been running since 2018, has started its last operator assignment. Mercedes-Benz has announced that Paulaner Getränke und Service GmbH will be running the battery powered truck. The eActros can cover up to 200km on a…

  • Earth Day participation and reflection encouraged by MAN

    Earth Day participation and reflection encouraged by MAN

    22nd April 2021

    Earth Day, taking place today, has been embraced MAN. As part of a range of activities, the company’s workers were asked to take one hour to reflect on their CO2 footprint. In addition, they were encouraged to think about how…

  • Kent Access Permit no longer required, says DfT

    Kent Access Permit no longer required, says DfT

    21st April 2021

    Kent Access Permit (KAP) requirements for truck drivers travelling to the EU from Dover have been stopped. In addition, the Department for Transport said the ‘check if an HGV is ready to cross the border service’ has closed. The permits…

  • RHA makes call for UK decarbonisation roadmap

    RHA makes call for UK decarbonisation roadmap

    20th April 2021

    A UK decarbonisation roadmap has been called for by the Road Haulage Association in order to protect the environment and its users. The association has asked the government to show ‘coordinated leadership’ for any future green transport plans.  Furthermore RHA…

  • Truck upgrades for four Renault Trucks models

    Truck upgrades for four Renault Trucks models

    19th April 2021

    Truck upgrades have been announced by Renault Trucks for the T, T High, C and K vehicle ranges. The emphasis behind the improvements has been on driving comfort, on-board comfort, safety and productivity. Therefore, Renault Trucks says it is the…

  • Largest electric vehicle order for Volvo Trucks from QCD

    Largest electric vehicle order for Volvo Trucks from QCD

    16th April 2021

    Volvo Truck’s largest electric vehicle order has been placed in California. Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a national food service logistics supplier, has ordered the vehicles. The 14 VNR Electric models trucks will be deployed in the operator’s Southern California last-mile…